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Fitness Trainer Maggie

December 10th, 2012 10 comments



 

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Loca

 

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Loca

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, more about scars, bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

 

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Loca

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, more about scars, bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, this scars, stuff bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

 

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Loca

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, more about scars, bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, this scars, stuff bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, pilule buy more about scars, approved bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

 

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Loca

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, more about scars, bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, this scars, stuff bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, pilule buy more about scars, approved bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood. It was a challenge dealing with a fair amount of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) and the strong sunlight.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, dosage Gastown, Vancouver

 

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Loca

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, more about scars, bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, this scars, stuff bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, pilule buy more about scars, approved bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood. It was a challenge dealing with a fair amount of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) and the strong sunlight.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, dosage Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was an appropriately named location for this street fighter photoshoot as there was certainly a lot of  blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood.

Location shoots are a good change from the studio, sildenafil and I like to do them when the weather cooperates. There are always challenges – in this case the sun was very bright, so we found shaded areas and I used reflectors and speedlites for lighting. Also, even though we were shooting on a Sunday, there was a lot of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) that slowed us down while we waited for the location to clear before continuing.

Thanks also to Douglas and Sean for their fighting choreography skills and Catherine for assisting me during the shoot.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

 

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Loca

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, more about scars, bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, this scars, stuff bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, pilule buy more about scars, approved bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood. It was a challenge dealing with a fair amount of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) and the strong sunlight.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, dosage Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was an appropriately named location for this street fighter photoshoot as there was certainly a lot of  blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood.

Location shoots are a good change from the studio, sildenafil and I like to do them when the weather cooperates. There are always challenges – in this case the sun was very bright, so we found shaded areas and I used reflectors and speedlites for lighting. Also, even though we were shooting on a Sunday, there was a lot of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) that slowed us down while we waited for the location to clear before continuing.

Thanks also to Douglas and Sean for their fighting choreography skills and Catherine for assisting me during the shoot.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was an appropriately named location for this street fighter photoshoot as there was certainly a lot of  blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood.

Location shoots are a good change from the studio, discount and I like to do them when the weather cooperates. There are always challenges – in this case the sun was very bright, order so we found shaded areas and I used reflectors and speedlites for lighting. Also, even though we were shooting on a Sunday, there was a lot of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) that slowed us down while we waited for the location to clear before continuing.

Thanks also to Douglas and Sean for their fighting choreography skills and Catherine for assisting me during the shoot.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

 

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Loca

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, more about scars, bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, this scars, stuff bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, pilule buy more about scars, approved bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood. It was a challenge dealing with a fair amount of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) and the strong sunlight.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, dosage Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was an appropriately named location for this street fighter photoshoot as there was certainly a lot of  blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood.

Location shoots are a good change from the studio, sildenafil and I like to do them when the weather cooperates. There are always challenges – in this case the sun was very bright, so we found shaded areas and I used reflectors and speedlites for lighting. Also, even though we were shooting on a Sunday, there was a lot of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) that slowed us down while we waited for the location to clear before continuing.

Thanks also to Douglas and Sean for their fighting choreography skills and Catherine for assisting me during the shoot.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was an appropriately named location for this street fighter photoshoot as there was certainly a lot of  blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood.

Location shoots are a good change from the studio, discount and I like to do them when the weather cooperates. There are always challenges – in this case the sun was very bright, order so we found shaded areas and I used reflectors and speedlites for lighting. Also, even though we were shooting on a Sunday, there was a lot of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) that slowed us down while we waited for the location to clear before continuing.

Thanks also to Douglas and Sean for their fighting choreography skills and Catherine for assisting me during the shoot.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was an appropriately named location for this street fighter photoshoot as there was certainly a lot of  blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood.

Location shoots are a good change from the studio, see and I like to do them when the weather cooperates. There are always challenges – in this case the sun was very bright, viagra approved so we found shaded areas and I used reflectors and speedlites for lighting. Also, even though we were shooting on a Sunday, there was a lot of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) that slowed us down while we waited for the location to clear before continuing.

Thanks also to Douglas and Sean for their fighting choreography skills and Catherine for assisting me during the shoot.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

 

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Loca

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, more about scars, bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, this scars, stuff bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, pilule buy more about scars, approved bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood. It was a challenge dealing with a fair amount of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) and the strong sunlight.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, dosage Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was an appropriately named location for this street fighter photoshoot as there was certainly a lot of  blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood.

Location shoots are a good change from the studio, sildenafil and I like to do them when the weather cooperates. There are always challenges – in this case the sun was very bright, so we found shaded areas and I used reflectors and speedlites for lighting. Also, even though we were shooting on a Sunday, there was a lot of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) that slowed us down while we waited for the location to clear before continuing.

Thanks also to Douglas and Sean for their fighting choreography skills and Catherine for assisting me during the shoot.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was an appropriately named location for this street fighter photoshoot as there was certainly a lot of  blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood.

Location shoots are a good change from the studio, discount and I like to do them when the weather cooperates. There are always challenges – in this case the sun was very bright, order so we found shaded areas and I used reflectors and speedlites for lighting. Also, even though we were shooting on a Sunday, there was a lot of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) that slowed us down while we waited for the location to clear before continuing.

Thanks also to Douglas and Sean for their fighting choreography skills and Catherine for assisting me during the shoot.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was an appropriately named location for this street fighter photoshoot as there was certainly a lot of  blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood.

Location shoots are a good change from the studio, see and I like to do them when the weather cooperates. There are always challenges – in this case the sun was very bright, viagra approved so we found shaded areas and I used reflectors and speedlites for lighting. Also, even though we were shooting on a Sunday, there was a lot of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) that slowed us down while we waited for the location to clear before continuing.

Thanks also to Douglas and Sean for their fighting choreography skills and Catherine for assisting me during the shoot.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Here are some photos from a recent photoshoot with personal trainer Maggie.  A couple of days earlier Maggie had competed in the 2012 Sandra Wickham Fall Classic fitness competition and came in 3rd in the bikini category, so she was in great physical shape! She had amazing discipline and dedication to achieve this level of fitness and plans to resume training and enter more competitions in 2013.

Makeup was done by Mika Does Makeup and hair by Jewlee B Hair and Makeup.

© 2012 Lloyd K Barnes

 

Rainbow and Lace Photoshoot

May 25th, 2012 No comments

I’m fortunate to have worked with many amazingly talented people in Vancouver, including makeup artists, hair stylists, models, photographers, stylists and designers. It's a great pleasure to have the opportunity to collaborate and create beautiful images with such talented people!

Here are some photos from a recent photoshoot with model Lily and makeup artist Mika - both of whom are beautiful, talented and great to work with!

Rainbow and Lace

Lily and Lace

Lily and Lace

Rainbow Eye

Lily White

Harajuku Fashion Shoot – Part 2

April 4th, 2012 No comments

Here are some photos from a boudoir shoot that I did with Maggie. The photos were going to be her Valentine’s Day gift for her boyfriend, so couldn't blog about the shoot before Valentine's Day! Maggie brought a couple bags of rose petals, which was a really great idea.

Makeup
Here is Part 2 of the Harajuku-inspired fashion shoot that I did in December.

Harajuku fashion originates from Japan and gets its name from the Harajuku station in Tokyo, advice which is popular place to find many types of street styles, collectively called Harajuku fashion. The styles usually include colourful and crazy hairstyles, makeup and outfits.

For this shoot, I teamed up with makeup artist Mika, stylist JoAnna Keller and model Laurel. We had a lot of fun with the creative makeup and styling as you can see in photos below!

Check out Part 1:  Ganguro Fashion Shoot.

 

Sultry Smoke and Shadows

January 21st, 2012 No comments



Shadows are as interesting as the light. Chiaroscuro is a term used in photography, as well as cinema and painting, that literally means "light-dark" and originates from the Italian Renaissance. The shadows help define the image, making the two dimensional appear three dimensional.

The idea for this shoot was to have the model, Saori, emerging into the light from the shadows. To get that effect, I used a black seamless background, making sure that the key light did not spill onto it by keeping them well-separated. I started with a large gridded softbox close to Saori, on camera right to light the portraits and close-ups, highlighting Julia's makeup work. By moving the softbox in very close, the light falls off quickly so the opposite side of her face is quite a bit darker than the side with the light. To control the shadow's darkness I used a large white foamcore panel and a silver disk reflector for fill light.

For the full body shots, I really wanted to get the shadowy look, so I used a more focused light - a gridded strobe on a boom in front and above Saori. For an interesting background, I put a fog machine and another strobe to backlight the smoke/fog behind Saori. For some of the shots, I used a blue gel on the strobe to make a blue smoke effect. With this set-up, Saori's face was well lit and her body gradually became darker, fading into blackness.

Post-processing was done with Lightroom 3.3 and Photoshop CS5.

Credits:
Inspired modelling by Saori Sloan
Beautiful peacock themed makeup by Julia Lockley

 

 

 

Summer Fashion

October 10th, 2011 No comments

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Credits:

Makeup & Hair: Rhi Yee

Models: Sandra Dario and Charlene Sierakowski

It's October and summer is long gone in Vancouver, but here are some reminders of the warmth of summer from a photoshoot that I did in July. The shoot featured bright colours, sunglasses and wigs and the beautiful and talented models Sandra and Charr with makeup and hair by Rhi Yee.

Sandra & Charr

Charr

Sandra

I also used the opportunity to test out my Olympus E-30's multiple exposure mode:

Multiple exposure

The multiple exposure mode gave some pretty cool images, so I will be doing more of them in future shoots!

Here's a gallery with more images from the shoot if you want to check them out.

4 Cinemagraph Portraits

August 30th, 2011 No comments

Cinemagraphs are a combination of video and still photography, visit web thumb usually more of a photograph with some motion. The term cinemagraph was coined by Jamie Beck and Kevin Berg. Cinemagraphs are actually animated gifs, no rx which have been around for a long time, but they have a cinematic quality and retain the feel of a photograph.

A photographer friend of mine, Jenny Chen, was visting Vancouver so we decided to collaborate on a photoshoot and use the opportunity to try to create some cinemagraphs. It was the first time either of us had tried this. I followed an excellent video tutorial, which demonstrates how to create cinemagraphs using Photoshop CS5 Extended.

Here are 4 cinemagraphs from that shoot:

Credits:

Models: Taryn Emelia and Marina F Mendes

Makeup: Megs War Paint

Have you tried creating a cinemagraph? Feel free to post a link in the comment section!

Oksana and Scarlett – Glitter Makeup Photoshoot

August 3rd, 2011 No comments

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Here are some photos featuring glitter eye makeup by makeup artist Tessa Mitz, and models Oksana Bach and ScarlettS. We started the shoot in the studio using a couple different hand painted muslin backgrounds. One was a European-looking village scene and the other was a moonlit beach. I wasn't sure if these would look too cheesy, but I think they worked and gave a different look than a seamless paper background.  I'm always interested in different ideas for studio backgrounds!

After the studio session, we moved to a small Vancouver park to finish the shoot. A lot of my photography is done in the studio, so it was great to have the opportunity to do an outdoor location shoot with natural light.

Here's a slideshow with Scarlett's photos:

The music for both the videos is by Remote Spaces from the "Silo" album.

 

How to Create a Cool Animated Mist Effect in Photoshop CS5

May 23rd, 2011 2 comments

Animated Gifs

Animated Gifs



I love these animated gifs and wanted to try something like that myself. I did a photoshoot a couple of months ago and used a fog machine to create a misty background. It would be cool to show the mist swirling around in a short animated gif. The original photo had some mist, but I wanted to add some more in Photoshop and then animate it.

Original:

Model

Original Photo

Animated:

Fog Animation

Fog Animation Effect

Photoshop CS5

Level of difficulty: Intermediate. You should be familiar with working with layers, resizing images and using the warp tool.

Create the mist layers:

(Click on the screen shots to zoom)

    • Create a blank layer above the edited/retouched photo
    • Paint some mist on the blank layer & name the layer Mist 1. I used these mist brushes by SpiritSighs.
Mist Brushes

Mist Brushes

    • Copy the layer, name it Mist 2 and warp it using Edit => Transform => Warp. You can warp the mist to make it look like it has drifted around.
    • Copy the warped layer and repeat with another warp (Mist 3).
    • Copy the above layer and warp it again (Mist 4). You will now have the original image plus four mist layers above it. Click on Fig. 1 to expand.
Mist Layers

Fig. 1 Layer palette with mist layers

Create the Animation Frames:

    • Select the 5 layers and open the animation window (Window => animation - Fig. 2). Make sure you are in frame view (Fig. 3).

Fig. 2 Opening the Animation Window

Fig. 3 Animation window in frame view

  • Click on the frame and duplicate it by dragging it to the new frame icon. Repeat this four times to give a total of 5 frames (Fig. 4 & 5).
Duplicating the frame

Fig. 4 Duplicating the frame

Duplicating the frame

Fig. 5 Duplicating the frame

  • Click on the first frame. Go to the layers panel and make only the base layer (retouch) visible (Fig. 6).
Layer visiblity

Fig. 6 Click on the eye to hide, click again to reveal layer

  • Click on the second frame and make the retouch layer on the Mist 1 layer visible using the layers panel
  • Click on the third frame and make the base layer & the Mist 2 layer visible.
  • Click on the fourth frame and make the base layer & the Mist 3 layer visible
  • Click on the fifth frame & make the base layer & the Mist 4 layer visible
  • Select all 5 frames by clicking on the first and Shift-Clicking on the last one.
  • Change the frame delay time to 0.1 (Fig. 7) You can try different timings depending on what works best for your project.
Change frame delay

Fig. 7 Change frame delay

Tween the animation to make it run more smoothly

  • Click on the first frame and Shift-click on the second frame
  • Go to the animation menu and choose Tween... (Fig. 8)
Animation Menu

Fig. 8 Animation Menu

  • Enter 10 in the "frames to add box" and select all layers, and position & opacity (Fig. 9)
Fig 9 Tween Dialog Box

Fig. 9 Tween Dialog Box

  • Select frames 12 & 13 and repeat the Tween for these two frames. Repeat this for frames 23 & 24 and 34 & 35 (See Fig. 10)
Tweening Frames

Fig. 10 Tweening Frames

  • Duplicate the last frame (45) and move it to the front
  • Tween the first and second frames as before. This makes the animation smoothly cycle back to the beginning.
  • Make sure the repeat mode is "Forever"
  • Save everything!

Check it out - when you press the play button you will have a pretty smooth animation!

Save the animated gif

  • Resize the image to the size that you want (I used a height of 375 pixels because it gave me a file size under 2 MB). Go to Image => Image Size and select the size that you want, making sure to lock the aspect ratio.
  • Go to File => Save for Web & Devices.
  • Set to "forever"
  • Select Gif and Save (Fig. 11)
Fig. 11 Saving the GIF

Fig. 11 Saving the GIF

To view the animated gif, open it with your browser.

I'm looking forward to doing some more of these animations and have lots of ideas for future shoots! If you have tried it, please share by posting a link in the comments section.

Winter Muertos – In the Darkness of Winter

December 20th, 2010 No comments

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Credits:

Model: Charity
Makeup: Jenny Ruth
Hair: Candice Styles and Dani Barnes
Styling: Dani Barnes
Soundtrack: "Gone With the Storm" by One Dice

I love the art of Sylvia Ji and was inspired by her Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) paintings. We had an amazing team for this shoot - everything came together to create some very cool images. The overall theme was "death" but I wanted to combine Winter - which is symbolically associated with death - with Day of the Dead, sugar skull inspired imagery. Jenny did a fantastic job with the makeup, and Dani and Candice were awesome with the hair styling. Dani's styling was perfect and Charity was beautiful and inspired :)

I chose "Gone With the Storm" by One Dice as the music to accompany the video slideshow, which fits perfectly with haunting vocals and strings and cold, icy piano!

Click here to see the gallery of images from the shoot. I hope you enjoy them!

Here's the video on YouTube for iPod, iPhone and iPad users:

Pop Art Fashion

October 1st, 2010 No comments

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Metallic dress - H&M, $39.95, Necklace - Smartset, $12, Bangle - Aldo, $4.95, Dollhouse heels - Winners, $16

Celina Prado is a fashion design student at LaSalle College who worked with me on a fashion shoot, along with makeup artist Jennifer Ruth and model Charity. We did two pop fashion and two futuristic fashion looks. Here are the pop fashion photos.

The first look featured a satin metallic dress with turquoise accessories and blue heels. Click here to see more photos of this look.

For the second look, Charity wore bright pop art colours - a coral tank top and blue tights, with a Jessica Simpson Havana tote.

It was awesome working with this team! I have worked with Jennifer Ruth for several shoots and her work is superb. I have also worked with Charity previously and hope to do so again in the future. This was my first shoot with Celina, but hopefully we will also team up again soon.

My next post will be about the two futuristic fashion looks that we shot the same day. Here's the link for the futuristic fashion sets.

Music: Restart the System - Ejay Ivan Lac

Pop Fashion

Coral Tank Top - H&M $29.95, Blue Capri Tights - Winners $5.99, Bangle - Aldo $2.95, Jessica Simpson Tote - Winners, $160, Apple Bottoms Sneakers - Winners, $49.95

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